Posts Tagged ‘temple of set’

Who owns the Satanic Bible?

Mar
10
David Shankbone: Do Dr. LaVey’s children have anything to do with the church at all?

Peter Gilmore: His son Xerxes is a member because he asked to be. We generally don’t let people under 18 join. We used to let people whose parents allowed them to join, but because people are so litigious we changed that. We just don’t want to take the chance that some parents say, “Yes, it’s okay if my kid joins the Church of Satan,” and then decides that’s the reason they can’t control their kid. We’re just not willing to go there. But if our members have children who are interested, they can participate and become members, but that’s the only way you can if you’re not legally an adult. So Xerxes could become a member because his mother was High Priestess at one point, and still remains a member.

David Shankbone: But not Zeena?

Peter Gilmore: No, she left years ago. She’s not very bright and is very jealous. She and her paramour, Nikolas Shreck, got married I think. They wanted to take the Church of Satan over at one point and wanted Anton LaVey to retire, but he was a feisty guy and said "Hell no!" So they quit in high dudgeon and ran off to Europe and said, “America is corrupt and horrible and we’re going to Fortress Europa!” They played with being Nazi occultists, which is kind of funny because both of them have Jewish blood. They’re just like clowns. They then joined the Temple of Set, which was an organization that split off from the Church of Satan years ago, in 1975, when Michael Aquino—

David Shankbone: Based on the Egyptian god?

Peter Gilmore: Yeah, and they’re theists. They believe that Set exists and that their priests can commune with him and that their founder is the voice of Set. So, it’s like, good that they left for housecleaning. But Zeena went and joined them and became High Priestess because Michael Aquino has this Anton LaVey obsession, which is obvious since he wrote a book about him that’s about a thousand pages, so he made her the High Priestess of their organization. Then she left to form an even more orthodox Setian group called “The Storm”, which to us is just funny. Such theatrics. His oldest daughter Karla isn’t a very bright girl. She kind of hung around the background and once in a while she would come out to speak in public and support her father. When Xerxes was born she kind of got miffed because she wasn’t the center of attention. Karla is also jealous type. She withdrew from her father, which hurt him a lot.

David Shankbone: How did the legal wrangling surrounding his estate pan out?

Peter Gilmore: They finally settled. What ended up happening is he had written a will. Anton LaVey’s idea was that if he acknowledged he is going to die, then he’d be giving in to death, so he didn’t want to go to an attorney and make out a will. He was very feisty and had his own perspective on that. So he finally wrote a will out and signed it, but it wasn’t notarized and there were no witnesses. So when it came to court they said it wasn’t good enough. They basically split everything up between the three children, so Karla and Zeena and Xerxes all got part of the estate.

David Shankbone: Who received the copyright to The Satanic Bible?

Peter Gilmore: The estate. The money that comes in from that gets split up and goes to the three kids. Also there is a small percentage that goes to LaVey’s companion, Diane Hegarty; she says LaVey. But they were never married and had a falling out in the early 1980’s. She went off and left Satanism and sued him for palimony and he had to sell his house because of all of that, and he sold it to an old friend and member. Diane got a pile of money and she got a tiny percentage of the books that had been written up to that point. Every once in a while she comes creeping in off the periphery to say, “Ah! I’m Diane LaVey!” and it’s like, you were Diane Hegarty and you were kind of involved in it, but before the Satanic Panic happened you left and had nothing to do with it. She was never someone who wrote or said anything of interest. She was just the pretty blonde wife of Anton LaVey. She was a nice figurehead, but wasn’t of much use beyond that.

Who is the First Family of Satanism?

Feb
10
Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997)
- High Priest and Founder of CoS (the Church of Satan)

Carole Lansing
- Anton's First Wife and Mother of Karla Maritza LaVey

Karla Maritza LaVey (born 1952)
- Daughter of Anton and Carole.
- High Priestess of the Church of Satan (1990 to 1997)
- High Priestess of the First Satanic Church (1999 to Present)

Diane Hegarty-LaVey (born 1942)
- Anton's live-in companion
- Mother of Zeena Galatea LaVey
- Hostess, Model-Enchantress, Mother, Magician's Wife, and High Priestess of the Church of Satan (1966 to 1984)

Zeena Galatea LaVey-Schreck (born 1963)
- Daughter of Anton and Diane
- Wife of Barry Dubin a.k.a. Nikolas Schreck (1988 to Present)
- Mother of Stanton Zaharoff LaVey
- Alpha Female and Co-director of the Werewolf Order and Radio Werewolf (1988 to 1993)
- Priestess of the Temple of Set (1995 to 2002)
- Co-Founding member and High Priestess of the Storm International Vanguard of the Sethian Movement (2002 - Now Defunct)

Stanton Zaharoff LaVey (born 1978)
- Son of Zeena Galatea Lavey
- Stanton carries on the family tradition as a "lifestyle Satanist." He is supportive of his grandparents' character and philosophy
- Married Szandora LaVey on 06/06/06 (marriage lasted only one year)

Szandora LaVey (born 1981)
- Former daughter-in-law of Zeena LaVey-Schreck
- Worked as a go-go dancer and hula-hoop artist for a 1950s surf band, The Swank Bastards
- Satanic Model who appears in around 100 Blue Blood Szandora photo sets
- Satanic Witch
- Married Stanton LaVey on 06/06/06 (divorced the following year)
Blanche Barton (real name Sharon Densley; born 1959)
- Last Companion of Anton
- Mother of Xerxes
- High Priestess of the Church of Satan (1997 to 2002)
- Now Magistra Tempi Rex and Chair-mistress of the Council of Nine (the governing body of the Church of Satan)

Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey (born 1993)
- Son of Anton and Blanche. A standing member of the Church of Satan
- Goes by Xerxes